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London Underground

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Address: London SW1H 0TL, England
Phone Number: +44 343 222 1234
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London Underground, better known as the Tube, has 11 lines covering 402km...

London Underground, better known as the Tube, has 11 lines covering 402km and serving 270 stations. Opened in 1863, it is the world's oldest underground railway network, and one of the largest.

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Using the underground is part and parcel of visiting London !! I actually enjoy the underground it is part of the fun of the weekend , once you get the hang of it it is easy to... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Rotherham, United Kingdom
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Rotherham, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Using the underground is part and parcel of visiting London !! I actually enjoy the underground it is part of the fun of the weekend , once you get the hang of it it is easy to understand but can be intimidating if they get full as people push you about to get on .

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

For someone such as myself who visits London often I always find myself loving the Underground. The service is great in terms of staff being helpful but it's always too busy.

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1 Thank Samishlol
Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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76 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This is probably the best way to get around in London I think as trains are very frequent only thing to be aware is how busy they can get especially peak times. The oyster card is great get them from most places and very easy to top up they require a £5 deposit but you can get that back once... More 

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Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Brilliant way to travel fun and different, no need for the day card use the chip on your bank card. Clear notice boards both on and off the tubes. Main thing do not get involved in the rush walk at your own pace.

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Arnhem, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Wish we had such an underground system in Amsterdam, so easy to get the different lines and which one to take. Easy!! Can get crowded early evening tho!

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St Albans, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Cramped in like sardines really think there should be a total ban with people eating and drinking on tubes (other than water )people are disgusting how can anyone possibly enjoy eating in that environment dropping rubbish all over the place shocking experience

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Zagreb, Croatia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

OK it's a big city so it's expected to be crowded but there is room for improvement. The trains are small and everybody over 1,8m found it difficult to travel. Also it seams very dirty.

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

What's not to love about the London Underground. At first glance it can be a little intimidating but here's some advice and things to be aware of. Get yourself an Underground Map and know where you need to be. As you enter the tunnels the right and left walls indicate where each is headed. Simple! Each line is colored so... More 

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Brooklyn, Michigan
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60 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Safe, Fast, Clean, and inexpensive. What a great way to get around London. I only had 8 hours of tourism so I fit in as much as I could before a 5PM meeting on the other side of London from my last attraction and this made it nice getting back in time and close.

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The underground is the best way to get around London. Very crowded at most times at change-over stations. Buy an Oyster travel card and load up with credit. Works on the bus as well. If you have a child, bring a passport size photo in order to get a concession travel pass which you can obtain from the train ticket... More 

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